10:43am

Mon June 20, 2011
Civil War Sesquicentennial

Rineyville Home Gives Up Civil War Secret

Cecilia resident Frank Taylor was sitting on the porch of a house he owns in Rineyville when he saw a sphere of rusted cast iron protruding from the ground. It looks just like three other Civil War cannonballs he owns. Taylor never noticed the piece of history while he lived in the house from 1986 until 2004 and later tenants never mentioned finding anything. He thinks erosion during the last eight months, during which the house has been vacant, uncovered the find. Heavy rains in April and May likely contributed to uncovering the sphere, he said.